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LEADING EDGE
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Thursday 21:00-21:30
Leading Edge brings you the latest news from the world of science. Geoff Watts celebrates discoveries as soon as they're being talked about - on the internet, in coffee rooms and bars; often before they're published in journals. And he gets to grips with not just the science, but with the controversies and conversation that surround it.
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Thursday 05 April 2007
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Out of Africa

Professor Erik Trinkhaus explains how recent fossil findings in China could shed light on how our ancestors colonised the East.

Doggy DNA

Research into the genetic make up of man’s best friend has isolated a gene which plays a major role in determining the vast range of size differences amongst dog breeds.

Geoff talks to biologist Nathan Sutter.

No to corn as a biofuel

Biologist Chris Somerville explains why he thinks corn is not suitable as a fuel crop.

Perpetual motion

There’s no such thing as a free lunch in physics according to Mark Lewney.

Dartsboard deductions

Mathematicians claim to have worked out the ideal strategy to generate high scores in darts.

Gareth Mitchell investigates.
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